Nowh Guna "Our Way" Foot in Both Worlds Carrier Agility Training

Carrier Agility Training - Available to External Partners

"I thought I knew a lot about Carrier culture and cross culture competency in service provision, but I still learned so much that I didn't know I needed to know!" - Clinical Counsellor 

We are pleased to welcome external service providers to our CSFS Nowh Guna ‘Our Way’ Foot in Both Worlds Carrier Carrier Agility Training. The training provides basic information on Carrier culture, as well as information to develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to provide culturally competent services. Our facilitators and knowledge holders utilize the First Peoples Principles of Learning to engage participants through a myriad of experiential exercises and story sharing based on personal and local histories and cultures.

The training is provided in two half day zoom sessions (exclusively - during the pandemic) or in two full day in person sessions. 

Learning objectives for the training are as follows:

-     Understand how stereotypes are formed and influence relationships 
-     Examine pre-contact and early contact history and examples of how Carrier people lived 
       before settlers arrived
-     Develop empathy and understanding around the effects of Colonization
-     Learn about how legislation (Indian Act +) impacted local people through personal context / story sharing
-     Dispel myths about First Nations people
-     Look at the language and dialects used in north central BC
-     Compare traditional and contemporary Carrier world views to European world views
-     Explore relationship and trust development strategies 
-     Learn about the Carrier Clan and governance system (+ protocols)
-     Explore various strategies to respond to racism in a variety of contexts


Training Dates

You can access the registration forms here by choosing the dates for the sessions you wish to attend. If you would like more information in regards to this training, feel free to email us at or call 250-562-3591.

January 18 and 19, 2023
February 9 and 10, 2023
February 23 and 24, 2023
March 8 and 9, 2023
March 15 and 16, 2023
April 13 and 14, 2023 
April 27 and 28, 2023


External service providers are welcome to join us on a fee per seat basis in training sessions, or are welcome to book private sessions for groups and organizations (via a minimum donation per person or group). The registration form outlines workshop fees and other information can be downloaded at the link below. All funds raised from providing our training to our community partners is used to offset CSFS staff training costs. 

We have started work on the second part to our training and will be sharing news as soon as it is available to share with the larger community. For more information about the training, please contact or call (250) 562 3591.

We also have a Nowh Guna book, which we recommend as a supplement to the training, and is available for purchase at Books & Company.










Last modified: Tuesday 17-Jan-23 14:32:13 PST